Preconference Activities

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1:00 pm-1:50 pm


LUNCH PRESENTATION: "The Role of Bar Associations in Law School and In Practice"


Robert Thomas, Partner & President, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, Honolulu, Hawaii 

Join Robert Thomas, a land use and eminent domain expert and director at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Thomas is the Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of State and Local Government Law. Mr. Thomas invites you to learn about the benefits of bar associations in law school and practice.

Room 124, Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Thursday, October 12, 2017

12:50 pm-1:50 pm (Lunch Provided)


LUNCH PRESENTATION: "The Preparation of an Eminent Domain Jury Trial"


Andrew Brigham,  Brigham Property Rights Law Firm, PLLC, Jacksonville, Florida

Brett S. Tensfeldt, Brigham Property Rights Law Firm, PLLC, Jacksonville, Florida

Come hear Andrew Brigham and Brett S. Tensfeldt, Brigham Property Rights Law Firm, PLLC, Jacksonville, Florida, talk about representing a family in their fight to obtain just compensation for the taking of the family's property for a highway.

The Central Florida Expressway Authority (“CFX”) condemned private property for the construction of a new highway interchange for the “backdoor” of Walt Disney World.  The jury was tasked to determine the constitutional measure of compensation which CFX should pay to the Chapmans for the taking of their property for public purposes.  The presentation is directed at William & Mary students who have an interest in property or land use law together with those who wish to pursue a civil trial practice and will cover topics including preparing a case in anticipation of litigation, tailoring evidence for admissibility, arguing pretrial motions, and persuasive courtroom presentation.    

Room 124, Marshall-Wythe School of Law



Schedule is subject to change.

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